Category Archives: Dehydrating

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Carrots

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I was given a boatload of fresh carrots recently and I didn’t want them to go to waste. Now I’ve written before about turning ugly carrots into beautiful carrots by chopping misshapen carrots into prettier more uniform pieces.  

In the past I’d dehydrated them using my small household-sized dehydrator. But now I have a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator. I can really do some damage to that mountain of carrots now! Come see what I did.

I was recently given way too many carrots to eat before they went bad. So I dehydrated them, now I have lots for winter enjoyment. #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrated DICED Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are the darling of the vegetable garden around these parts. Some like to plant squash, some like peppers. But by golly almost everyone has a tomato bush (or two, or three…) in their garden!

None of my tomatoes will go to waste. Even when they’re producing too fast for me to eat fresh. I like to dice & dehydrate those fresh tomatoes to use in  my wintertime soups. It’s easy!

I'm dicing fresh garden tomatoes, dehydrating them & storing dehydrated tomatoes in the pantry. it replaces an item I used to have to buy. #TexasHomesteader

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Using Dehydrated Apples In Homemade Granola

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During apple season you can pick up a bag of apples for CHEAP. But when you have more than you can use, you have to figure out a way to preserve them.

One of the ways I like to preserve them so none go to waste is to dehydrate them and use them like apple ‘raisins‘ in my homemade granola.

After finding a great deal on apples I dehydrated them into soft chewy chunks. Good for me, good for my wallet & good for the environment! #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Potatoes

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I’ve been on a dehydrating kick this year & I love it. Recently I acquired a large quantity of potatoes and went on a mission to figure out how to preserve them all.

In the past I have preserved potatoes by cooking, mashing and freezing them. So this time I think I’ll try dehydrating them.

I know that potatoes will turn black if they are not cooked before they’re dehydrated. So I washed the potatoes and then pricked the skin in several places on each potato, then stacked them tightly in my black enameled covered pan.

Dehydrating Potatoes. If you buy a bag of potatoes cheap, how do you preserve them before they go bad? Dehydrate them! #TexasHomesteader

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Preserving The Harvest: Oregano

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I try to harvest and preserve all the fresh herbs I can. I finally got some oregano to grow. In addition to harvesting and using as much fresh oregano as I can, I also plan on preserving it for future use.

My dehydrating procedure is simple and requires no special equipment. Come see how easy it is to preserve oregano.

Preserving Oregano. Italian seasonings are my favorites. Because It tastes better fresh I like to grow and preserve my own. #TexasHomesteader

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